Anyone's feet NOT get smaller after surgery?

on 2/6/18 11:40 am
RNY on 02/09/18

I keep hearing about people going down a shoe size after WLS, but I'm wondering if that's the case for everyone. My feet are average width and fairly thin (and big! women's size 11) and I'm wondering if "non-chubby" feet change size. When I was pregnant, my feet grew lengthwise from a 10 to an 11, but didn't grow in width.

I ask this because I have quite the large collection of cool running shoes and I'd hate to have to get rid of them.

on 2/6/18 11:44 am, edited 2/6/18 3:45 am

My foot size has not changed pre/post WLS. I still wear a size 10 Narrow. And I am currently under my goal weight.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 2/6/18 1:01 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

No shoe size change for me (size 10). Possibly there is a little more give on some shoes but not enough to change size.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 2/6/18 1:40 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

Sorry size 12 going in, still a size 12. They are thinner, so I pretty much had to get rid of all my stretched out shoes...and it is easier to find shoes because I am always a medium width.

Running shoes because they are lace up, you might get away with but depending on how much you need to lose you might find yourself needing to get rid of them eventually.... or even better wearing them out because you are running so much!

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
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on 2/6/18 1:49 pm
RNY on 11/29/17

I'm not super far out and still losing, but I have a pair that were too narrow for my feet that I can wear again.

Highest Weight: 315, Day Of Surgery: 291.5 CW 165

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on 2/6/18 1:53 pm

Mine went down to a 9 from a 10. 8 in high school.... weight gain and pregnancy shot up to a 10! Now a solid 9 since losing with WLS!

on 2/6/18 2:46 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Mine never changed.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

on 2/6/18 3:28 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

length did not change for me, but width did (wide to a medium)

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

on 2/6/18 4:28 pm - baldwinsville, NY

mine changed from a wide width 9 to a regular size 8. My feet were very pudgy before surgery. It is nice not buying wide width shoes.

on 2/8/18 8:47 am
On February 7, 2018 at 12:28 AM Pacific Time, obxhatteraslight wrote:

mine changed from a wide width 9 to a regular size 8. My feet were very pudgy before surgery. It is nice not buying wide width shoes.

I can't find wide shoes anywhere!